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Suspicious device and possible explosion at Mingus Park Memorial
COOS BAY POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE: On 08/23/13 at about 0845, the Coos Bay Police Department was notified by city parks personnel of criminal mischief that had occurred to the Vietnam Memorial in Mingus Park. Upon further checking it was then reported that the Criminal Mischief was possibly caused by some sort of an improvised explosive device.
The Oregon State Police Explosive Specialists have been notified and are responding from their Central Point office.
A records check showed that North Coos 911 received several reports of a loud noise in the area of Coos Bay City Hall and Mingus Park. Police officers responded to that area and were unable to find anyone in the area or anything out of ordinary.
The police department is encouraging anyone with information on this explosion or who may have seen anything suspicious in the Mingus Park area between 11:00pm on 08/22/13 and 1:00am on 08/23/13 to please call the Coos Bay Police Department at 541-269-8911 or Coos Stop Crime at 541-267-6666.